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  • Evaluation of Aerogel Spheres Derived from Salix psammophila in Removal of Heavy Metal Ions in Aqueous Solution 

    Zhong, Yuan; An, Yuhong; Wang, Kebing; Zhang, Wanqi; Hu, Zichu; Chen, Zhangjing; Wang, Sunguo; Wang, Boyun; Wang, Xiao; Li, Xinran; Zhang, Xiaotao; Wang, Ximing (MDPI, 2022-01-04)
    Heavy metal wastewater treatment is a huge problem facing human beings, and the application degree of Salix psammophila resources produced by flat stubble is low. Therefore, it is very important to develop high-value ...
  • A Cross Sectional Sampling Reveals Novel Coronaviruses in Bat Populations of Georgia 

    Urushadze, Lela; Babuadze, George; Shi, Mang; Escobar, Luis E.; Mauldin, Matthew R.; Natradeze, Ioseb; Machablishvili, Ann; Kutateladze, Tamar; Imnadze, Paata; Nakazawa, Yoshinori; Velasco-Villa, Andres (MDPI, 2021-12-31)
    Mammal-associated coronaviruses have a long evolutionary history across global bat populations, which makes them prone to be the most likely ancestral origins of coronavirus-associated epidemics and pandemics globally. ...
  • Genome editing in cultured fishes 

    Hallerman, Eric M. (2021-12-17)
    With external fertilization, high fecundity, and established methods for propagation and larval rearing for cultured species, fish provide systems well suited to genome-editing procedures. While early experiments utilized ...
  • Context dependency of disease-mediated competitive release in bat assemblages following white-nose syndrome 

    Bombaci, Sara P.; Russell, Robin E.; St Germain, Michael J.; Dobony, Christopher A.; Ford, W. Mark; Loeb, Susan C.; Jachowski, David S. (2021-11)
    White-nose syndrome (WNS) has caused dramatic declines of several cave-hibernating bat species in North America since 2006, which has increased the activity of non-susceptible species in some geographic areas or during ...
  • Early queen joining and long-term queen associations in polygyne colonies of an invasive wasp revealed by longitudinal genetic analysis 

    Scarparo, Giulia; Sankovitz, Madison; Loope, Kevin J.; Wilson-Rankin, Erin; Purcell, Jessica (2021-11-12)
    Invasive social insects rank among the most damaging of terrestrial species. They are responsible for extensive damage and severely threaten the biodiversity of environments where they are introduced. Variation in colony ...
  • A database of global coastal conditions 

    Castaneda-Guzman, Mariana; Mantilla-Saltos, Gabriel; Murray, Kris A.; Settlage, Robert; Escobar, Luis E. (2021-11-26)
    Remote sensing satellite imagery has the potential to monitor and understand dynamic environmental phenomena by retrieving information about Earth's surface. Marine ecosystems, however, have been studied with less intensity ...
  • Natal and intergenerational dispersal of riverine smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) 

    Humston, Robert; Hallerman, Eric M.; Smith, Scott; Sorenson, Juli; Muckleroy, Garrett (2021-11)
    Quantifying the scale of offspring dispersal is essential for understanding demographic connectivity across landscapes and rates of population spread. However, characterizing natal dispersal in fishes is complicated by the ...
  • Exploring Post-CRP Decision-Making in the Southern Great Plains 

    Barnes, Jessica C.; Dayer, Ashley A. (Virginia Tech, 2021-11-30)
    The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a federal program that incentivizes the re-establishment of vegetative cover on formerly cropped land across the United States, has contributed significantly to soil health, water ...
  • Environmental and anthropogenic influences on spatiotemporal dynamics of Alosa in Chesapeake Bay tributaries 

    Bi, Rujia; Jiao, Yan; Weaver, L. Alan; Greenlee, Bob; McClair, Genine; Kipp, Jeff; Wilke, Kate; Haas, Carola A.; Smith, Eric (2021-06)
    American Shad (Alosa sapidissima), Hickory Shad (A. mediocris), and river herrings (Alewife A. pseudoharengus and Blueback Herring A. aestivalis) are anadromous pelagic fishes, which as adults spend most of the annual cycle ...
  • Forecasting the distribution of a range-expanding bat reveals future response to climate change and habitat 

    True, Michael C.; Perry, Roger W.; Ford, W. Mark (2021-06)
    Many terrestrial vertebrate species are exhibiting geographic distribution changes including poleward range limit shifts in response to increases in regional temperature. Bats are a highly mobile taxa capable of rapid ...
  • Diversity-production relationships of fish communities in freshwater stream ecosystems 

    Myers, Bonnie J. E.; Dolloff, C. Andrew; Webster, Jackson R.; Nislow, Keith H.; Rypel, Andrew L. (2021-09)
    Aim Ecological relationships between species richness and biomass production are increasingly thought to be pervasive across the globe. Yet, diversity-production relationships have not been explored extensively for freshwater ...
  • Monitoring and Modeling Tree Bat (Genera: Lasiurus, Lasionycteris) Occurrence Using Acoustics on Structures off the Mid-Atlantic Coast—Implications for Offshore Wind Development 

    True, Michael C.; Reynolds, Richard J.; Ford, W. Mark (MDPI, 2021-11-04)
    In eastern North America, “tree bats” (Genera: Lasiurus and Lasionycteris) are highly susceptible to collisions with wind energy turbines and are known to fly offshore during migration. This raises concern ...
  • Response of Prochilodus nigricans to flood pulse variation in the central Amazon 

    Bayley, Peter B.; Eastello, Leandro; Batista, Vandick S.; Fabre, Nidia N. (Royal Society, 2018-06-01)
    The influence of the flood pulse on fish populations has been posited, but infrequently tested or quantified. Here, we tested the effect of habitat on population size, using Prochilodus nigricans as a case study species. ...
  • The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy 

    Dunn, Daniel C.; Harrison, Autumn-Lynn; Curtice, Corrie; DeLand, Sarah; Donnelly, Ben; Fujioka, Ei; Heywood, Eleanor; Kot, Connie Y.; Poulin, Sarah; Whitten, Meredith; Akesson, Susanne; Alberini, Amalia; Appeltans, Ward; Manuel Arcos, Jos; Bailey, Helen; Ballance, Lisa T.; Block, Barbara; Blondin, Hannah; Boustany, Andre M.; Brenner, Jorge; Catry, Paulo; Cejudo, Daniel; Cleary, Jesse; Corkeron, Peter; Costa, Daniel P.; Coyne, Michael; Crespo, Guillermo Ortuno; Davies, Tammy E.; Dias, Maria P.; Douvere, Fanny; Ferretti, Francesco; Formia, Angela; Freestone, David; Friedlaender, Ari S.; Frisch-Nwakanma, Heidrun; Frojan, Christopher Barrio; Gjerde, Kristina M.; Glowka, Lyle; Godley, Brendan J.; Gonzalez-Solis, Jacob; Granadeiro, Jose Pedro; Gunn, Vikki; Hashimoto, Yuriko; Hawkes, Lucy M.; Hays, Graeme C.; Hazin, Carolina; Jimenez, Jorge; Johnson, David E.; Luschi, Paolo; Maxwell, Sara M.; McClellan, Catherine; Modest, Michelle; di Sciara, Giuseppe Notarbartolo; Palacio, Alejandro Herrero; Palacios, Daniel M.; Pauly, Andrea; Rayner, Matt; Rees, Alan F.; Salazar, Erick Ross; Secor, David; Sequeira, Ana MM M.; Spalding, Mark; Spina, Fernando; Van Parijs, Sofie; Wallace, Bryan; Varo-Cruz, Nuria; Virtue, Melanie; Weimerskirch, Henri; Wilson, Laurie; Woodward, Bill; Halpin, Patrick N. (Royal Society, 2019-09-18)
    The distributions of migratory species in the ocean span local, national and international jurisdictions. Across these ecologically interconnected regions, migratory marine species interact with anthropogenic stressors ...
  • Ejaculate Allocation and Sperm Characteristics Differ among Alternative Male Types in a Species of Fish with Cooperation and Competition among Unrelated Males 

    Alonzo, Suzanne H.; Stiver, Kelly A.; Kindsvater, Holly K.; Marsh-Rollo, Susan E.; Nugent, Bridget; Kazancıoğlu, Erem (MDPI, 2021-10-01)
    Sexual selection arising from sperm competition has driven the evolution of immense variation in ejaculate allocation and sperm characteristics not only among species, but also among males within a species. One question ...
  • Contrasting long-term population trends of beach-nesting shorebirds under shared environmental pressures 

    Kwon, Eunbi; Robinson, Samantha G.; Weithman, Chelsea E.; Catlin, Daniel H.; Karpanty, Sarah M.; Altman, Jon; Simons, Theodore R.; Fraser, James D. (Elsevier, 2021-08-01)
    Identifying the drivers of long-term population change is a key goal of ecological studies. It is complicated by extrinsic and intrinsic factors that may covary with time and/or operate on a time lag. For migratory shorebirds ...
  • Synergistic China-US Ecological Research is Essential for Global Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness 

    Smiley Evans, Tierra; Shi, Zhengli; Boots, Michael; Liu, Wenjun; Olival, Kevin J.; Xiao, Xiangming; Vandewoude, Sue; Brown, Heidi; Chen, Ji-Long; Civitello, David J.; Escobar, Luis E.; Grohn, Yrjo; Li, Hongying; Lips, Karen; Liu, Qiyoung; Lu, Jiahai; Martinez-Lopez, Beatriz; Shi, Jishu; Shi, Xiaolu; Xu, Biao; Yuan, Lihong; Zhu, Guoqiang; Getz, Wayne M. (Springer, 2020-02-03)
    The risk of a zoonotic pandemic disease threatens hundreds of millions of people. Emerging infectious diseases also threaten livestock and wildlife populations around the world and can lead to devastating economic damages. ...
  • Infection risk varies within urbanized landscapes: the case of coyotes and heartworm 

    Worsley-Tonks, Katherine E. L.; Gehrt, Stanley D.; Anchor, Chris; Escobar, Luis E.; Craft, Meggan E. (2021-09-09)
    Background Urbanization can have profound effects on ecological interactions. For host–pathogen interactions, differences have been detected between urban and non-urban landscapes. However, host–pathogen ...
  • Atlantic Flyway Disturbance Project Phase 2: Biological Data Collection Report 

    Gibson, Daniel; Hunt, Kelsi; Catlin, Daniel H. (2021)
  • Behaviors associated with vocal communication of squirrels 

    Diggins, Corinne A. (Wiley, 2021-06)
    Vocal communication is an important method squirrels (Sciuridae) use to transfer information from one individual to others. While behaviors associated with vocal communication have been explored in individual species or ...

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